Google is devoting $50 million dollars to close the educational gap

As the gap between the wealthy and poor gets larger, we have reached a stage where children who do not have access to the latest technology are falling behind. Even something such as the internet, which is a given in modern day society, in inaccessible for a lot of people. According to Silicon Valley-based corporation …

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Meet Julia: The Muppet with Autism

Julia will appear on the children’s TV show for the first time in April, to raise awareness and celebrate differences of those who are diagnosed with autism. Sesame Street is adding a new character to its ranks – a muppet called Julia, who has autism. Julia, a four-year-old with bright orange hair, a pink dress …

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Cheerios Giving Out Thousands of Free Seeds to Help Save the Bees

Bees are amazing insects, not only providing us with honey and beeswax but also providing a vital ecosystem service through pollination.  So what's the story on bees? There are about 20,000 known species of bee in the world today. Many more likely await discovery, yet the current global figure equates to the roughly the combined …

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Gangubai’s story of illiteracy

Gangubai lives alone. Her husband died many years ago. However, for the past year, Gangubai has been picking up chocolate wrappers and discarded news paper she finds in her village. At home, she pores over her pile of scraps, trying to read the words written on them. Whenever they prove too difficult, she goes to a …

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The School under a Bridge: A teacher is providing free education for poor children

  A grocery store owner has been providing free education for slum children under a bridge in India for the past seven years. Rajesh Sharma, 45, noticed the hardship faced by children living in the slum area of New Delhi and was was driven to do something after he himself was forced to drop out …

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